While most of Golden Gate Park has been landscaped with lawns, flowerbeds and other ornamental features, a few remnants of San Francisco’s oak woodlands still exist in this world-renowned park. The northeast corner of Golden Gate Park is home to some of the oldest coast live oak trees in San Francisco. The Oak Woodlands is a remnant forest located in the northeast corner of Golden Gate Park along Fulton Avenue between Stanyan and 6th Avenue. The existing trails are in poor condition and myriad redundant social trails wind through the woodlands, causing erosion and habitat destruction.
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Scope of Work
The Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project will create one primary, continuous nature trail with wayfinding and interpretive signs. The project also includes a designated multi-use trail that allows for off road bicycle access.
The project will repair existing trails, provide erosion control measures, restore native plants and provide signage. Invasive plants that are a threat to habitat will be removed and replaced with plants that have high habitat value and are aesthetically pleasing.
The trail alignment will connect points of interest along the route including the overlook near Stanyan and Hayes, the Horseshoe Pits, the hillside near the green waste transfer area, the overlook at Arguello, and Coon Hollow. The proposed trail restoration will improve visual quality, access, safety and enhance the trail experience in Oak Woodlands Park while retaining the rustic quality of the trail.
- 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond: $1.9 million;
- 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond: Forestry Program: $ 202,500;
- San Francisco Parks Alliance through a generous grant from the Coca-Cola Bottling Company:$91,094.
Rec and Park received 2 bids from contractors for the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project. The apparent low bidder is Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc. Pending final review of bid and confirmation that it is responsive, construction contract award will be presented to the Recreation and … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project has been advertised to contractors. Pre-bid conference and site walk was held on March 6. Bids are due on March 22. We are hoping to present construction contract award to the Rec and Park Commission in April and start construction in … Continue reading
The target timeline that we posted late last year was to complete construction documents and advertise to contractors sometime this summer. Please see updated anticipated project schedule below. The largest reason for the updated timeline is that our landscape architect was unexpectedly out on leave for several months; however, there … Continue reading
You may wonder- what does the green waste transfer area along Conservatory Drive have to do with the Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project? Because we are planning a trail that runs along the north edge of this zone, we want to make sure to separate the utility area with the … Continue reading
The originally scoped budget for the Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project, as part of the 2008 Bond, was $300,000, with additional support from a Coca‐Cola Bottling Company grant for $94,859. We’ve learned a great deal about construction methods and cost from previously completed trails projects. Our trails team has revisited … Continue reading
A snapshot of the SFRPD Natural Areas Program staff and volunteers taking care of some of the oldest Coastal Live Oak trees in the city of San Francisco at the Oak Woodlands, an extraordinary remnant of native landscape in the northeast corner of Golden Gate Park. Come join the fun … Continue reading
[This photo shows a dead tree standing, one of the hazardous trees slated for removal] Pending approval by the Rec and Park Commission in September, we will begin the hazardous tree mitigation component of the Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project this Fall. The Trails Improvement Project is the result of … Continue reading